THE OLD BLUE SHOES
Oil on Linen
Image: 30cm x 30cm
Framed: 33.5cm x 33.5cm x 3.3cm
This painting was the result of one of those instant inspirations that happen to artists. I had casually thrown down my old house-shoes on the mat by my sofa and they landed one on top of the other. I looked at them - 'Ping!' a story was born, a sketch was quickly done, a painting started then completed the following day. There is always narrative present when doing a still life from everyday objects. On this occasion I developed a character and events that could eventually lead into a short story or part of a longer tale waiting to be told. Perhaps that story will evolve in the not too distant future.